Total: 25
  • 2019
    English Chinese

    2018 National Drinking Water Source Water Quality Map

    Based on 2018 national drinking water quality data, IPE developed the national drinking water source water quality map. The overall compliance rate of drinking water sources in the country is relatively high. The index found that the 14 cities with the worst water quality are all in the north; the monitoring results of more than 100 drinking water sources published since 2018 demonstrate pollution over the standard; and the toxicology indicators of 69 sources demonstrate pollution over the standard. In recent years, efforts to rectify environmental problems and protect these water sources have strengthened. However, it is necessary to safeguard against a pollution rebound at the same time as water source remediation.
    Publication Date:2019-08-02
  • 2019

    The Blue City Water Quality Index

    In recent years, national water quality monitoring has significantly improved. More cities actively and regularly disclose water quality data, and the scope of disclosures has expanded: local departments now publish data not only from monitoring points managed by the national government, but also from those managed by provincial, municipal and county-level governments. The content of these disclosures has also increased in detail, from general descriptions of local water quality conditions to the full disclosure of comprehensive monitoring data. The Measures for the National Water Quality Monitoring Information Disclosure for Centralized Drinking Water Sources ensures that water quality information for centralized drinking water sources is published on track. The Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution issued by several provinces and municipalities also discloses the status of groundwater quality.
    Publication Date:2019-05-31
  • 2018
    English Chinese

    Water Source Protection: I Am A Participant" Series Report 1

    China as a whole faces water scarcity and the World Bank has listed it as one of the 13 most water-scarce countries. However, water-scarce China also has number of water sources that have had their status revoked. According to incomplete statistics, there have been 162 delisted water source protection sites across the country. Thirsty China, why are drinking water sources being delisted? This report will help you find out more.
    Publication Date:2019-01-11
  • 2018
    English Chinese

    Observing Hundreds of Foul & Filthy Waters

    In April 2015, China's State Council published the Water Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan (the "Water Ten"), which served to integrate China's environmental water management actions. 2017 could be considered the first stage in the battle to control pollution in China's "foul and filthy" waters. Did this decisive year achieve a decisive victory? This report combines official reports with those made by environmental organizations and the public on the clean-up of hundreds of black and smelly rivers, and tries to sort out and analyze them.
    Publication Date:2018-05-19
  • 2016
    English Chinese

    Black and Smelly Rivers Survey Report II

    Main areas of progress in the second brief report: 1) For the first time, the "National Platform for Control and Supervision of Urban Black and Smelly Waters" published the status and progress of national cleanup efforts; 2) The Blue Map app's black and smelly waters' micro-reporting function officially went live and linked up with data from MOHURD and MEP's WeChat micro-reporting platform; 3) three new environmental groups have joined the black and smelly rivers' citizen cleanup survey work.
    Publication Date:2016-11-02
  • 2016
    English Chinese

    Black and Smelly Rivers Survey Report I

    In order to promote the management of "black and smelly rivers," a coalition of environmental groups are jointly publishing a set of management survey reports on black and smelly waters. These reports will regularly take stock of the updated status, formulation of cleanup plans and progress toward completion for waters locally designated as black and smelly rivers. They will also raise the findings of on-site investigations and status of interaction between governments departments and the public.
    Publication Date:2016-08-23
  • 2012

    Understanding the Water Footprint of a Business - Case Study Report

    This research looked at one of Unilever's factories in China, aiming to calculate the operational water footprint of the business. It also looks at conditions of China's governance of its water environment and water pollution, and some issues in calculating the grey-water footprint of industrial enterprises.
    Publication Date:2012-07-08
  • 2011

    Lead Battery Industry Report

    This report examines the health and environmental impacts from lead battery manufacturing and recycling in China. It also outlines NGO efforts to make companies aware of their suppliers' violations and to consider such information when purchasing new lead batteries.
    Publication Date:2011-11-09